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An Innovative Answer to Haiti's Fuel Problem

An Innovative Answer to Haiti's Fuel Problem

Haiti has a serious environmental problem, deforestation. Great quantities of forestland have been decimated to provide fuel for cooking needs. Non-profit International Lifeline Fund (ILF) has an answer.

They have designed a stove that will burn recycled paper molded into briquettes. Not only will it decrease using wood for fuel, it will also curb rampant waste.

ILF will market briquettes and green stoves to both citizens and businesses. ILF will next erect a paper-briquette-producing plant on the island.

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New Haiti-Venezuela Agreement: Food for oil

New Haiti-Venezuela Agreement: Food for oil

June, 2013 - New agreement that will allow Haiti to pay for Venezuelan petroleum products with food produced in Haiti. Food against oil !

In short, Haiti's debt to Venezuela under the Petrocaribe agreement, would be reinvested in agriculture.

The agreement is expected to increase agricultural production in rice, peas, red beans, corn, honey and sugar and create jobs

In addition, Haiti to increase oil import quota from 14,000 barrels a day to 20,000 barrels per day

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Environment Friendly Briquette

Environment Friendly Briquette

This Briquette in Haiti is made from coal, trash, agricultural waste, sugar cane, straw, coffee and rice, coconut skin as well as dead skin pistachio bark tree branches, the chips and sawdust, charcoal dust, waste paper and cardboard waste furniture, but wood, straw, millet, banana leaves, forest residues such as dead branches

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The problem of Illegal Electricity or Cumberland in Haiti

The problem of Illegal Electricity or Cumberland in Haiti

Here is a gentleman in the process of getting his own electricity by connecting to the main line.

It is estimated that the ratio of electricity consumed in Haiti that is unpaid or in another way acquired illegally by the public is among the highest in the world. Some put the rate at over 35% of the energy produced being stolen.

This is due to the lack of law enforcement in Haiti, specifically in the Capital and major cities in in the country

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The problem of electricity in Haiti

The problem of electricity in Haiti

According to Electricite d'Haïti (EDH) an estimated 35% of its electricity distribution is not being paid for by the public. The public company has been subsidizing their electricity. The problem is worst in some areas where residents in poor neighborhoods who can't afford the high cost charged by the company resort to stealing electricity.

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Gas Station In Haiti

Gas Station In Haiti

Here is a picture of a gas station in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Haiti has had many problems in the areal of fuel. We import exclusively all of our energy we use for cars. recently, there was an agreement between Haiti and the Venezualian government where venezuela would provide the gas to Haiti at a reduced price. In addition, there were other special arrangements made in the deal

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Texaco Gas Station In Haiti

Texaco Gas Station In Haiti

Hee is a picture of a Texaco gas Station in Haiti. Texaco has had a long history in Haiti. As far as I can remember, this company has been in Haiti.

Unlike european companies, these American companies do not get involved in social work. Texaco is not involved in other activities in the Haitian society

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EDH Electricity Cummberland Haiti

EDH Electricity Cummberland Haiti

Access to electricity: Officially, only 12.5 of the entire population have access to electricity and unoficially it is estimated to be around 25 , with cummberland.

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EDH Electricity

EDH Electricity

This is a picture of someone in Haiti working with electricity. There are currently three large thermal plants and one hydroelectric plant in Haiti

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Possible New Hydroelectric Dam On The Artibonite River To Replace Peligre

Possible New Hydroelectric Dam On The Artibonite River To Replace Peligre

Here is a picture of the old Peligre Dam located in Artibonite River

There has been discussion on the current status of the hydroelectric dam located on the Artibonite River. This dam, the only hydroelectric facility that exists in Haiti, is not producing enough power to meet the need of the population.

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